Nacra 15 World Championships, Geneva, 17th – 23rd October 2020, CANCELLED.
Sep 24, 2020
Nacra 15 World Championships, Geneva,
17th – 23rd October 2020, CANCELLED.
It may come as little surprise as we sadly have to announce the cancellation of our October 2020, originally European but then World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.
We have tried as best we can. We fully adapted our event protocols to ensure a COVID safe regatta. Ultimately, as the early entry deadline ended, so did the opportunity to safely travel without quarantine, for just too many of us.
This has left us with no other sensible choice but to cancel our pinnacle 2020 Nacra 15 Championship.
We had aimed for an event postponement. Over the weekend this became apparent that further discussions were required which are now very much ongoing.
Along with those who have worked super hard on this year’s event, your IN15CA is keen to build on existing plans, excitement and deservedly high expectations of a fantastic event. We are currently very much looking and stay within Switzerland for 2021. As soon as we are able to share further news of what is possible, we naturally will.
At this point I want to thank you, the Nacra 15 fleet for being patient for information as we’ve all experienced this pandemic dynamically and unpredictably develop.
Importantly too, a huge thank you to all our Swiss co-organisers, specifically Guido Aschieri of the Swiss Nacra 15 Class Association, who along with many others have all put in a huge amount of time and effort to put us in the position to deliver a truly memorable and outstanding event.
Mention must too go to Adrien Bonny and his joint host venue team, the Society Nautique De Geneve and Yacht Club De Geneve for their support and understanding enabling this sensible decision as close to race time as it is. Continued thanks too to Swiss Olympic, OFSP, Commune, Canton, SIG, EDMS and all our event sponsors we all truly value your support.
Of course, thanks too to Nacra Sailing and Swiss Nacra dealer Jr Minardi and his company H20 Sensations.
All pre-paid entries will be fully refunded.
So, looking forwards, THE SHOW GOES ON!! We will continue to adapt our full Nacra 15 racing calendar as the New Year and the “New Norm” allows.
We want to state here, that in our opinion, the new Nacra 15 racing Norm for our Youth will, for the foreseeable near future, very much rely and focus on National activity.
We as your International Nacra 15 Class Association will also focus, promote and share that National activity whilst also looking to bring us all together as our International Nacra 15 community however safely possible.
We will be back in touch with further details, if you have any questions do get in touch.
Stay safe, Stay Sailing…
International Nacra 15 Class President on behalf of your IN15CA team.